I have whined here about my kitchen pretty regularly. In my opinion it is the worst part of the house but that is probably because I spend so much time there. I thought I’d share some photos and show you what I am trying out. I’ll do my best to have the photos be in order going around the room.
As you can see the room itself is pretty small compared to the way todays houses are built. Every wall has at least one interruption, either a door, window or both. There are minimal cabinets and *sob* no dishwasher. Today I moved the refrigerator from it’s previous location (where the table is in the first photo) to it’s new location (where the table used to be). It partly blocks the frame around the window but it does make the kitchen seem bigger. Also I can now get in front of the sink without having part of my butt and back pressed up against the refrigerator.
So the plan is to call a couple of contractors and get prices for the kitchen and bathroom. We want to get the things we want, ie, more cabinets, a dishwasher, a low profile refrigerator, new counters and backsplash and new floor for the kitchen. For the bathroom new toilet, sink, tile and floor.We’d also like to remove the window that is in the tub (yes, a full size window right in the middle of the wall) and replace it with glass bricks or something that lets light in but can’t be seen through and refinish the tub.